We suggest a means of obtaining certain Green's functions in 3 + 1-dimensional N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with a large number of colors via non-critical string theory. The non-critical… (More)

A world-sheet sigma model approach is applied to string theories dual to fourdimensional gauge theories, and semi-classical soliton solutions representing highly excited string states are identified… (More)

We review the holographic correspondence between "eld theories and string/M theory, focusing on the relation between compacti"cations of string/M theory on Anti-de Sitter spaces and conformal "eld… (More)

The AdS/CFT correspondence and a classical test string approximation are used to calculate the drag force on an external quark moving in a thermal plasma of N = 4 superYang-Mills theory. This… (More)

In light of the AdS/CFT correspondence, it is natural to try to define a conformal field theory in a large N , strong coupling limit via a supergravity compactification on the product of an Einstein… (More)

Certain black branes are unstable toward fluctuations that lead to non-uniform mass distributions. We study static, non-uniform solutions that differ only perturbatively from uniform ones. For… (More)

We find a one-parameter family of new G2 holonomy metrics and demonstrate that it can be extended to a two-parameter family. These metrics play an important role as the supergravity dual of the large… (More)

We study the thermodynamic stability of charged black holes in gauged supergravity theories in D = 5, D = 4 and D = 7. We find explicitly the location of the Hawking-Page phase transition between… (More)

I argue that coupling the Abelian Higgs model to gravity plus a negative cosmological constant leads to black holes which spontaneously break the gauge invariance via a charged scalar condensate… (More)

The free energy of the maximally supersymmetric SU(N) gauge theory at temperature T is expected to scale, in the large N limit, as NT 4 times a function of the ’t Hooft coupling, f(g YMN). In the… (More)